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4 Ways The Government Shutdown Impacts Importers And Exporters

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jan 9, 2019 12:37:59 PM

As the United States prepares to enter week three of a partial government shutdown, importers, exporters and trade agencies are beginning to feel the impacts. Typically, organizations such as the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would be in high gear. However, many of these agencies are operating at reduced capacity due to the discontinuation of non-essential services.

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding, Tariffs, Regulatory Compliance

New Year's Resolutions For Importers And Exporters In 2019

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jan 2, 2019 12:21:54 PM

As the new year begins, many will make New Year’s resolutions to save money, lose weight, get in shape, travel more, read more books, learn a skill or hobby and a whole host of other goals. But New Year’s resolutions don’t have to just apply to personal health and wellness.

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Topics: Monthly Compliance Circular, International Freight Forwarding, Importing, Exporting

Improve Your Odds At Winning the Promotional Product Shipping Game

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 20, 2018 1:52:23 PM

In a time where domestic shippers face capacity issues and driver shortages, it is important that you re-evaluate your promotional product shipment strategy. Fortunately, the shipping experts at Ascent Global Logistics have the tools and knowledge to help you beat the odds and overcome your promotional product shipping challenges.

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management, Shipping 101

IMPORTANT: USTR Issues Federal Register Notice

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 19, 2018 2:31:43 PM

United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Federal Register notice today to delay collection of 25 percent S301 duty rate on List 3 goods until March 2, 2019. Click here to see the official statement from the USTR.

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding, Tariffs

US Ports Of Entry Experiencing Significant Delays Due To January 1 Deadline

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 14, 2018 12:11:51 PM

The anticipated 25 percent tariff increase scheduled for January 1, 2019 is in current delay by the Trump administration, however, shippers have been actively moving billions of dollars of goods into US ports for several weeks to arrive before January 1, 2019.

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding, US Ports

Retail Consolidation: Good For Both Branded And Private Label Suppliers

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Last month, our Retail Consolidation team at Prime Distribution Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company, had the opportunity to attend the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) Trade Show. While attending, our team members viewed over 2,000 booths and spoke with many private label suppliers about their delivery challenges to big box retailers.

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Topics: Retail Consolidation

Binding Rulings: Take The Guesswork Out Of The Process

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 4, 2018 10:53:37 AM

Each product that is imported into the United States and cleared through Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is required to be classified based on The Harmonized Tariff System of the United States. Those classifications are the responsibility of the importer (19 U.S.C. 1484), since they have firsthand knowledge of what the article is, what it is made of, how it is manufactured and the end use.

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Topics: Monthly Compliance Circular, International Freight Forwarding

"Sea" The Difference In Your Import Activities

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

With several proposed tariff lists that are slated to go into effect, now is the time to start thinking about gaining visibility and improving efficiency within your supply chain.

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding

IMPORTANT: Winter Weather In The United States Could Cause Shipping Delays

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 26, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Over the past 24 hours, many parts of the Midwestern United States have experienced up to 12 inches of snow accumulation. As a result, critical shipping lanes throughout the United States could experience significant delays.

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Topics: Holidays, Shipping Alerts

4 Questions To Ask When Looking For A Top Duty Drawback Provider

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 14, 2018 3:12:34 PM

Let’s face it: getting money back is not always “common cents.” While Duty Drawback can be accessible, it is still a very long and complex process to receive Duty Drawback from your import activities. However, the right blend of technology and people can help!

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding

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